"LAMPHEY, called by the Welsh LLANFYDD, a parish in the hundred of CASTLEMARTIN, county of PEMBROKE, SOUTH WALES, 2 miles (E.) from Pembroke, on the road to Tenby, containing 436 inhabitants. This place, which takes its name from the dedication of its church to St. Faith, was among the first of those in South Wales in which the early Normans obtained a settlement. . . Indications of coal have been observed in this parish, from which it is concluded that strata of this fossil here extend in a direction from north-east to south-west, but no attempt has hitherto been made to work it: limestone is found in great abundance and of excellent quality, and a considerable quantity is quarried for building purposes, and also burnt into lime. . . The church, dedicated to St. Faith, was thoroughly repaired in 1826, partly by subscription . . . A National school has been established, for which a commodious school-room, with a neat cottage for the residence of the master and mistress, was erected in 1828, by subscription, aided by a grant of £70 from the parent society, with which this school has been incorporated. . . " [From A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (S. Lewis, 1833).]
Some church and chapel data from The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales. Ed. by I.G Jones, & D. Williams. UWP, Cardiff, 1976. The names are those of the informants
Lamphey Parish Church "There is no other place of worship in the Parish. Infants, together with habitual absentees, may be reckoned at 90. The church is often quite full" James Broff Byers, Vicar
Parish entry for Lamphey and Hodgeston from the Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).
Radford, C. A. Ralegh, (Courtenay Arthur Ralegh). The Bishop's Palace, Lamphey, Dyfed = Llys Llandyfai. Publisher Scotland : H.M.S.O., 1981. Description 9p : plan . A full account of the accessible parts of the palace is published in Archaeologia Cambrensis, 1938, pp1-14.
Records of the Mathias family of Llangwarren and Lamphey Court "Mathias family papers, comprising: deeds and related papers, parishes of ................ Lamphey, 1768-1894;............. ; leases, tenancy agreements, etc. relating to the parishes of Lamphey, 1822-1925; ........................; estate papers of the Manor of Lamphey 1758-1930; Lamphey Estate, 1851-1927.............."